Aaron Rodgers has issued an apology to those who felt he misled them. After a ridiculous exercise in stupidity which saw the Packers quarterback lash out against woke culture after he knowingly lied to the NFL and fans about his COVID vaccination status, Rodgers says he’s taking full responsibility.
Rodgers’ apology was poorly received by many fans online. Rather than accepting responsibility for lying, he simply said he was sorry that fans felt misled. These are the same kind of sloppy word games that got him into hot water in the first place. Rodgers made his statement on the Pat McAfee Show.
“I made some comments that people might have felt were misleading. And to anybody who felt misled by those comments, I take full responsibility for those comments.”
For many, being sorry that he misled rather than sorry for spreading misinformation wasn’t enough. The Twitterverse decimated Aaron in the aftermath of his statement. It doesn’t sound like the public is accepting his would-be apology. There’s a difference between sincere concern for the public welfare and going on podcasts touting snake oil cures for a preventable disease.
“Rodgers fake apology ended with I stand by what I said and take nothing back…. That’s cool”
“What Aaron Rodgers really said… Here is my thinly veiled non apology for not fully following the rules because I lied about getting vaccinated and I got caught.”
“That’s not an apology at all. What a piece of work. Rodgers raised the risk of exposure to Coronavirus for other people, including the team. There is no right to spread infectious disease.”
Aaron Rodgers irresponsible actions cost him at least one game with the Packers. Beyond missing a football game, his deception was also a public health risk. This half-hearted apology won’t go very far towards winning back the trust of NFL fans.
What do you think of Aaron Rodgers’ ‘apology’? Let us know in the comments!